Home Improvement

Season 5 Episode 25

Alarmed By Burglars

Aired Unknown May 14, 1996 on ABC
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Episode Summary

When Wilson is burglarized, Jill orders Tim to put in a high tech security system. But instead of them having peace and quite in their house, things get worse when the alarms begin going off by themselves. Meanwhile, Brad is tempted to cheat on his history exam after Jason offers to sell him a copy in advance.moreless

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  • Great episode.

    Not that I don't watch this show, its just I've never had time or I was doing something, so I couldn't watch a full episode of Home Improvement. I think this was like my first full episode. Yea for me, I guess?

    So it starts out with Wilson getting robbed. It isn't what Americans would think is good stuff, like TV, money, jewelry, furniture, etc. They get a lot of weird stuff like a mucus cup. Ew?

    Then Jill gets mad at Tim for buying just a small-tech security system, so Tim, as Jill puts it, buys the biggest security system money can buy. Thats a big security system. And it is so complicated, yet funny! There is one of the red laser things right below the stairs and you have to put in like a 7 or greater digit number for a code to cancel it. So if you cross it... Watch out.

    The neighbors get mad.

    Jill now feels guilty.

    Tim takes security system down.

    The neighbors calm down.

    Good episode.moreless
  • Wilson gets robbed, and a panicky Jill gets angry at Tim, who for a change, didn't go overboard on an installation... this time, it's a burglar alarm. Then she gets mad at him when he does what she tells him... installing a high tech alarm system.moreless

    This is another one of the episodes that I can remember quite well from the good old days of Home Improvement.

    Wilson gets robbed and the Taylors agree to buy an alarm for the house. But when Tim buys a basic model (as he thought Jill would want), she gets mad and makes him buy a top-of-the-line model. She (and the rest of the neighborhood) regret this decision as it becomes too big of a hassle.

    I remember how Brad was planning on getting the answers to a test, and he sets of the alarm in the middle of the night. Bright lights, loud alarms, people popping up in the backyard, and a huge petition Wilson gets the neighborhood to sign.

    This episode was alright.moreless
Michael Milhoan

Michael Milhoan

Officer Guidry

Guest Star

Debbe Dunning

Debbe Dunning


Recurring Role

William O'Leary

William O'Leary


Recurring Role

Jim Labriola

Jim Labriola


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Outtakes: Tim can't remember his line about how much he loves Jill.

      Jason says something, there's a long silence, and then Jason says, "That would be . . . your line." Tim says, "Would it?"

  • QUOTES (4)

    • (Tim plans to install a "stripped-down" security system)
      Benny: That would be like Babe Ruth bunting.
      Marty: Racquel Welch wearing a parka.
      Harry: Benny picking up a check!
      Al: That would be like my mother going to a buffet and only having a salad! (pause) Did I say that?

    • Tim: There's one last security procedure we've got to do before we go to bed.
      Jill: What?
      Tim: I'll have to frisk you.
      Jill: What's the password?
      Tim: Please.

    • Officer Guidry: I've seen your show.
      Tim: It's always nice to meet a fan.
      Officer Guidry: Who said I was a fan?

    • (After Wilson is robbed)
      Officer Guidry: How am I gonna write this up? I mean, what's an African mucous cup worth?
      Wilson: Not much here in Detroit, but in Africa you can get six goats and a virgin.

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